Dumb Pennsylvania Laws

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Dumb Pennsylvania Laws

It is contrary to Pennsylvania law to discharge a gun, cannon, revolver or other explosive weapon at a wedding.

It is illegal to have over 16 women live in a house together because that constitutes a brothel. However up to 120 men can live together, without breaking the law.

It it illegal to sleep on top of a refrigerator outdoors.

Any motorist driving along a country road at night must stop every mile and send up a rocket signal, wait 10 minutes for the road to be cleared of livestock, and continue.

A special cleaning ordinance bans housewives from hiding dirt and dust under a rug in a dwelling.

You may not sing in the bathtub.

Fireworks stores may not sell fireworks to Pennsylvania residents.

A person is not eligible to become Governor if he/she has participated in a duel.

Any motorist who sights a team of horses coming toward him must pull well off the road, cover his car with a blanket or canvas that blends with the countryside, and let the horses pass. If the horses appear skittish, the motorist must take his car apart, piece by piece, and hide it under the nearest bushes.

Ministers are forbidden from performing marriages when either the bride or groom is drunk.

No more than two packages of beer at a time may be purchased, unless you are buying from an official "beer distributor"

All liquor stores must be run by the state.

Motorized vehicles are not to be sold on Sundays.

You may not catch a fish with your hands.

You may not catch a fish by any body part except the mouth.

Dynamite is not to be used to catch fish.

Though you do not need a fishing license to fish on your own land, but a hunting license is required to hunt on your own land.

And now for the local laws in PA


In the middle of town, one must pay a fee of $50 dollars a year to park on a particular block. At night, however, the cars must be moved for street cleaning. This law is enforced even if snow or ice prevents the cars from being moved.


One's pants may be worn no lower than five inches below the waist.


All fire hydrants must be checked one hour before all fires.


One may not shoot any dog that is found wandering the streets.
The sale of alcohol is prohibited.


It is required that a woman have a permit to wear cosmetics.


Every outlet or switch (which can be purchased for 59 cents) that is installed requires an electrical inspection fee of 1 dollar and 33 cents.


It is still illegal to bring a donkey or a mule onto a trolley car.
No one is allowed to sleep on a refrigerator.

Ridley Park

You cannot walk backwards eating peanuts in front of the Barnstormers Auditorium during a performance.


Horses are not to be tied to parking meters

Saturday Humor at the expense of the state I love. Pennsylvania has the strangest "Blue" laws on the books

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    Guess I better not visit Pennsylvania, I love singing in the bathtub/shower!
    Although...I do like the one about the pants not being worn lower that 5 in from the waist! Thanks for the laughs!
    4688 days ago
    I came here to read the blogs you mentioned to Tracy...and decided to kick back for a bit... You are funny Ro... seriously. Wayyyy cool. I'll visit more often.
    4689 days ago
    Hey RO I live in PA & yes it is strange............................
    4689 days ago
    Always entertaining... thanks! I'm guessing these laws are pretty old- like back when men ruled the world emoticon
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  • no profile photo TMROTH
    Here's another:
    Coopersburg, PA

    It is illegl to cut down more than 5 trees a year on your own property.

    I found out when my neighbor called the cops on me 23 times in one weekend. OOOPS. We told the township inspector to go to a hot place- our land - we cut what we want. The trees were dead and we didn't want them falling on the cars, house and other stuff. We never got in trouble we were still in the "safe" zone of our building permit" so he let it go- but warned us.
    4690 days ago
  • JIBBIE49
    These laws had a reason when they were passed. Spitting on the sidewalk seems strange now, but I remember my father having chewing tobacco and that was SO nasty, but he spit in out on the ground. emoticon
    4690 days ago
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